Buying text books for your university course can be pretty expensive to say the least. If you’re lucky you might be able to grab a copy from the library but these are like gold dust and tend to have a backlog of people reserving them.
Never fear, you don’t have to spend a fortune on brand new books. There are plenty of ways to pick up second-hand books for your healthcare course.
If you’ve joined any Facebook groups that relate to your course or profession you might spot a former student trying to sell their old course books. There might even be specific group pages specifically for this that you could pick up a few cheap books from.
You’re probably familiar with most of these but they are certainly worth checking to see if you can find a bargain.
Check out your campus shop when you first start your course. They usually have a good selection of second-hand books but this is usually the first-place new students check, so you need to get in there quick.
This might be a bit old-school but keep a lookout on any notice boards around uni for people trying to flog their books. You never know, you might get lucky.
Do you know any other ways or usual advice for new students to get cheap second-hand textbooks? Let us know in the comments.